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Abiah Franklin (Folger)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nantucket, Duke's, Massachusetts
Death: May 18, 1752 (84)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Folger; Peter Folger; Peter Folger and Mary Folger
Wife of Josiah Franklin and Josiah Franklin
Mother of Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin; John Franklin, postmaster of Boston; Peter Franklin; Mary Homes and 8 others
Sister of Bathsheba Pope; Joanna Coleman; Dorcas Pratt; Bethia Barnard; Eleazer Folger and 5 others

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About Abiah Franklin

Buried in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston.

  • Birth: Aug. 15, 1667
  • Death: May 8, 1752

Mother Of Benjamin Franklin.


Family

Parents:

  • Peter Folger (1617 - 1690)
  • Mary Katherine Morrell Folger (1620 - 1703)

Spouse:

  1. Josiah Franklin (1655 - 1744)

Children:

  1. James Franklin (1697 - 1735)*
  2. Ebenezer Franklin (1700 - 1700)*
  3. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)*
  4. Lydia Franklin Scott (1708 - 1758)*

Siblings:

  1. Joanna Folger Coleman (____ - 1719)*
  2. Eleazer Folger (1648 - 1716)*
  3. John Folger (1659 - 1732)*
  4. Experience Folger Swain (1663 - 1739)*
  5. Abiah Folger Franklin (1667 - 1752)

  • Calculated relationship

Burial:

  • Granary Burying Ground
  • Boston
  • Suffolk County
  • Massachusetts, USA

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Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jan 01, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 1497 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=1497


GEDCOM Note

Category: Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts

Biography

: Abiah is the mother of 6th president of Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin. She was born in 1667 to Peter Folger and Mary Morrill, and is the second wife of Josiah Franklin.<ref name=wright /> She died in 1752.

Vitals

: Abiah Folger<ref name=wright>Wright, E. (1997). Franklin of Philadelphia, (8th ed, pp.14-15). Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Print.</ref><ref name=grave>Findagrave Page</ref> : b. 15 Aug 1665/6/7 Marthas Vineyard, MA<ref>Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library. Ancestry.com, 1999.</ref><ref name=grave /> : d. 18 MAY 1750/1 or 08 May 1752<ref name=grave/> or 18 Jun 1752 Boston, MA.<ref name=AC>#S-1406879784 Family Data Collection - Deaths: Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com Provo, UT, 2001; #S-1415793532 Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com, 2000</ref> (age 84)<ref name=wright />

: bur. Granary Burial Ground Boston, MA<ref name=grave/>

Family

: m. Josiah Franklin 25 NOV 1687/8/9 Boston, MA.<ref name=AC/> Issue: 10<ref name=wright />

Sources

<references />*U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970: Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Ancestry.com


GEDCOM Note

[3026504.ged] Mother of Benjamin Franklin

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Abiah Franklin's Timeline

1667
August 15, 1667
Nantucket, Duke's, Massachusetts
1690
December 7, 1690
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1690
1692
1692
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
1695
September 26, 1695
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1697
February 4, 1697
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
1699
July 9, 1699
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1701
September 20, 1701
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1703
December 3, 1703
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts